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#Sugar Tax

# sugar-tax - Thursday 26 October, 2017

The new sugar tax: Has the government gone far enough?

The new tax should be seen as a welcome first step and perhaps it will ignite an attitude change, writes Ciara Wright.

# sugar-tax - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Drinks companies are already getting ready for the sugar tax

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said there will be a tax of 30c per litre on sweetened drinks with over eight grams of sugar per 100 millilitres.

# sugar-tax - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Coke, 7UP and... tonic water? The drinks that will be hit by the sugar tax

There will be a tax of 30c per litre on drinks with over eight grams of sugar per 100 millilitres.

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?

FactCheck delves into a dispute over the so-called sugar tax, which was announced in today’s Budget.

# sugar-tax - Thursday 28 September, 2017

The tourist industry could lose its 9% VAT rate as it's 'under consideration' for Budget 2018

Restaurants and hotels express concerns as 1% hike is on the cards.

# sugar-tax - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Poll: Do you think a sugar tax should be introduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think a sugar tax should be introduced?

Leo Varadkar told reporters that he has always been a “long-term supporter” of the tax.

# sugar-tax - Friday 15 September, 2017

Varadkar says he wants a sugar tax introduced next year

The Taoiseach said he is a long-term supporter of the tax.

# sugar-tax - Monday 3 July, 2017

Number of children drinking sugary drinks daily drops by 70%

A sugar tax is expected to be brought in next year.

# sugar-tax - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Soft drinks are reducing in sugar to avoid the upcoming sugar tax

Minister Noonan said that while the tax yield will be lower as a result, the overall impact is still positive.

# sugar-tax - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Teens drink a 'bathtub' of sugary drinks every year

Children aged 11 to 18 consume on average 234 cans of sugar-sweetened soft drinks each year.

# sugar-tax - Friday 9 December, 2016

Poll: Should Ireland ban junk food ads aimed at children from print and social media? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland ban junk food ads aimed at children from print and social media?

Britain has recently announced a ban to come into force next year.

# sugar-tax - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been quietly lobbying against anti-obesity measures in the US

At the same time, the two sugar firms have given millions of dollars to health organisations.

# sugar-tax - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

It's official: Ireland is getting a sugar tax (but not for a few years)

The tax was mentioned in this afternoon’s budget.

# sugar-tax - Monday 10 October, 2016

Over a third of young people drink sugary drinks most days of the week

Revenue Commissioners estimate that 411.3 million litres of SSDs were sold in Ireland in 2014.

# sugar-tax - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax

54% of people in Ireland want to see the tax introduced.

# sugar-tax - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Opinion: As someone who was 27 stone at the age of 21, we need more than a sugar tax to fix obesity

If you walk into any shop in Ireland, there are so many problems with how the food is displayed and marketed, writes Alan Mullen.

# sugar-tax - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Poll: Would you be happy to pay a sugar tax to help fight obesity? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be happy to pay a sugar tax to help fight obesity?

The government is announcing its ten-year plan to battle obesity today.

# sugar-tax - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

How the sugar-trafficking food industry paid scientists to tell us fat, not sugar, was the real problem

Researchers, funded by the food industry, overstated the importance of fat and cholesterol, while downplaying studies on sugar, new documents show.

# sugar-tax - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax

Minister Varadkar has been calling for a sugar tax for some time now, but other powers that be appear to be stalling on the tax.

# sugar-tax - Monday 4 July, 2016

Ireland may wait for the UK's fizzy drinks tax before bringing in its own

We may not have to pay until 2018.

# sugar-tax - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Your can of Coke is about to cost more - a tax on sugary drinks is on the way

A sugar tax is part of the Programme for Government.

# sugar-tax - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Britain is bringing in a sugar tax on fizzy drinks Fighting Obesity This post contains a poll

Britain is bringing in a sugar tax on fizzy drinks

There has been a push in Ireland in recent years to get such a tax introduced.

# sugar-tax - Friday 20 November, 2015

Ireland is on track to become the most obese country in Europe - it's time to tax sugar Opinion This post contains a poll

Ireland is on track to become the most obese country in Europe - it's time to tax sugar

The sugar tax was left out of this year’s Budget, but should it have been, asks James Larkin.

# sugar-tax - Monday 23 June, 2014

Irish public supports a sugar tax on soft drinks

A survey says 52% of the public are in favour of the tax, compared to 46% against.

# sugar-tax - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Celebs and sports stars urged not to advertise sugary drinks

The Irish Heart Foundation is continuing its call for the government to place a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.

# sugar-tax - Monday 18 February, 2013

Doctors in UK call for 'soda tax' and ban on junk food advertising

The Academy of Medical Royal College said current restrictions, on advertising for children in particular, were failing to tackle obesity problems.

# sugar-tax - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Food industry not convinced by sugar tax, but neither are dentists

While food industry representatives say that a tax would hit consumers, dentists question the health benefits of it.

# sugar-tax - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a sugar tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a sugar tax?

The ‘sin tax’ came into force in France earlier this year. Should we follow suit?

# sugar-tax - Saturday 31 December, 2011

France approves new tax on fizzy drinks

The levy of around 1c per can is expected to bring in €120million for the French exchequer.

# sugar-tax - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Money from 'sugar tax' should go to dental schemes, say dentists

Irish Dental Association also highlights the fact that the HSE post of Chief Dental Officer has been lying idle for TEN years.

# sugar-tax - Sunday 23 October, 2011

French parliament votes to levy tax on soft drinks

The tax on sugar and artificial sweeteners will add around 2c to the price of a can. The levy will be used to combat obesity.

# sugar-tax - Saturday 15 October, 2011

Column: A sugar tax isn’t just desirable, it’s a necessity

Ireland faces a looming health crisis – and the government has no choice but to step in, writes Michael O’Shea of the Irish Heart Foundation.

# sugar-tax - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Health Minister 'deplores' misleading food packaging

The comments came as Minister James Reilly once again suggested a ‘sugar tax’ on fizzy drinks and other processed sugary foods.

# sugar-tax - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Government considering sugar tax to tackle obesity

The Irish Government is considering introducing a sugar tax as one way to address the growing problems of obesity and Type II Diabetes.

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